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Rescousse - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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86
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 01-27-2011)
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: More cloudy then I expected but it does have the right color of an alt. Brownish ruby color with finger of slightly off white head. Decent lacing an retention.

S: Sweet malts come through. Caramel, toast, along the lines of that.

T: Melanoidinesque flavors definitely come through. Caramel, toasted bread, are most prominent. More hops then the aroma would lead one to believe as well. Fairly bitter and a slight bit of noble hop flavor is detectable.

M: Carbonation, like i feel on all of dieu de ciels beers, is perhaps a touch low for my liking but its well done enough.

O: A good beer overall and i'd love to pair some mexican food with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 21:24:48 | More by Haydn-Juby
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle bought from Brewdogs online shop

Poured a nice deep orange brown colour.. Slightly off white head pours thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thin layer... barely any carbonation... decent amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice biscuity / toffee malts, juicy fruits (oranges, apples, light raisins), sea salty notes, caramel / honey sweet notes, some light nutmeg / cinnamon traces, maybe the slightest hint of sweetcorn, peppery hops..

Taste– - Strong biscuity malts, caramel / toffee, some creamed corn / grainy notes, light spicy hops, the faintest of smokey traces, earthiness, light nutmeg, some light oakiness...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium body... A very drinkable brew

Overall - A very good example of a well balanced Altbier... well worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 16:30:15 | More by mdagnew
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Copper red with half inch of fine beige head that quickly reduced to a slick. Very good lacing.

The aroma of sweetbread and steely caramel.

Strong favour of roasted grains. Woody - oak and birch. Sweet ripe fruit - prunes. Spice - cinnamon. Hop bitterness in the back of the mouth.

A medium unremarkable feel.

A very drinkable altbier. Lots of complexity and very nice roasted malt taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:04:56 | More by ssmack
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 2013

Beer is reddish-brown in colour, with a small beige head. Head fades but not completely.

Nose is malty, sweet bread scents and caramel. Grassy, earthy scents. A slight bit of dark fruit, perhaps raisin.

Taste is similar. Malt focused, bread and caramel. Mildly sweet. A notable wood flavour, pine. Also some dark fruit, raisin and plum. The fruit is pretty low down. The pine and wood flavours present a bit of spiciness.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite chewy.

Overall, not quite my style, but flavourful and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:16:12 | More by jrenihan
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit hard to find altbiers around here, this example from Quebec pours a coppery gold with ample off white foam. Aroma is tangy, fruity, sweet, some peppery coriander and nutmeg like notes although there is no such spice in the beer. Palate starts with pretty big burnt caramel malts, with toast and dark bread crust, fairly impressive bitter spicy hops relative to others of this style. Initially I had a bit of trouble getting past the malts up front to catch other flavor elements but as things progressed I started to get some vinous fruit, sour gummy candy, a bit of yeasty dankness, spicy root cellar and more bitterness at the end, perhaps some metal like sucking on a coin. Its sweet as well but this is less obvious at first. An interesting array of tastes that unfolds as you go: Have two or three and you'll probably notice different things each time, with the malts in control for one bottle and more fruit and hops in the next. Not too shabby and intriguing if you want to pay close attention for a session.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:52:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper red color forming a big creamy, thin bubbled and soapy head. Good retention and tons of soapy lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Roasted malts and caramel, mainly. A little bit metallic. Light notes of bread and flowery hops

T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel, malts, sweet grains, bread and roasted grains. Light metallic notes. Medium and nice hops bitterness in the end. Quite good bittersweet balance

M: Light body. Watery. Medium carbonation and a delicious caramel and malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Great Altbier. Dieu Du Ciel! quality

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 20:59:40 | More by eduardolinhalis
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endovelico

Portugal

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taken from notes.

Appearance: Muddy mahogany color with little head or effervescence.

Smell: Aroma is of medium intensity. Caramel, toffee, dried fruit, candy sugar, faint alcohol and faint woody notes as well.

Taste: Medium high in intensity. Dominant caramel, malty profile with burnt flavors and protuberant vegetable like notes. Decent.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body. Medium bitterness. Medium low carbonation. Watery texture. Dry finish with short-lasting earthy aftertaste.

Overall: An interesting brew that just doesn't cut for me. As a whole it's pretty average. I think this would work a lot better if it was a bit fuller.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 11:08:35 | More by endovelico
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cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyable session ale. Mild malt, hops, flavour. Neat label on bottles as per, price point for the style great. Nice head retention as will most of there beers most likely a torrified wheat added to the malt. Goes down very easy, hop note on initial tastes as well as after finish. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:03:54 | More by cattersley
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled February 2012.

Appearance- Pours a dark amber with a 1/4 width of bubbly head.

Smell- Plum, cherry, caramel malts, slight herbal hops.

Taste- The plum, cherry, and caramel malts come through nicely followed by a nice punch of the herbal hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Finishes a tad bitter.

Overall- A nice altbier by DDC. I enjoyed the dark fruit flavours with the punch of herbal hops. I find this quite sessionable. Again, DDC doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:12:23 | More by leaddog
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smuggled into the country by a friend of a friend, thanks for sharing Rob!
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thick off white head that quickly dissipates to stray bubbles on the top. The aroma is very malty with lots of dark sugars and caramel. Sweet candy hints of light sweet fruit and some earthy and herbal hops round out the nose nicely. The flavor is malty up front with a lot of the sweetness from the aroma. The sweet is cut with a spicy earthy hop bite as well as a bit of a mineral type flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly sharp mineral mouthfeel. This smells great! The flavor is a bit harsher with a mineral water thing going on that is slightly unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 23:23:18 | More by johnnnniee
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep copper/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet roasted malts , caramel, some fruitiness and earthy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet roasted/bready malts along with some caramel, some nuts and a nice earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 20:30:34 | More by SebD
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Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint,
Its a deep amber color, active carbonation,
small abd tigh foam head,

It smells like cereal and bread, in a soft way.

IT Taste like the color. Intense amber brew, very tasty and a bit bitter, kind of a rough edge,
feel the old recipe of the altbier.

mouthfeel is round and smooth, with the bitterness
all around,

overall i appreciate this intense amber,
DDC GIVES a part of profits for société de la faune du Québec.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 00:50:58 | More by Otterburn
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my hotel glass. Eek Bottled Jan 2012.

A real gorgeous amber red body, clear and crystal with minimal carbonation. Fluffy white with hints of tan, settling slowly with a large puck. Spotted ring lacing throughout. Real sexy color and attractive here.

Nose hits with classic mix of toasty malts and yeast. Dense malt body with an almost chewy sense coming. Real nice.

Body hits with a nice dense malt. Bready hop and malt backbone with a pine like finish. Toasty brown crust bread in the aftertaste. Spice brown with a sticky classic finish. Chewy and dense but without a thickness that still manages to be sticky.

Overall a real solid altbier here. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 04:09:39 | More by smakawhat
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a mini off white head. It quickly recedes to a foam ring and leaves little lace behind. Biscuits and barley grain fill the nose. Sticky, chewy malts and caramel flavors contrast a healthy dose of piney, mildy citric hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel is lightbodied with actove carbonation. Bitterness and herbal notes make up the long finish.

This is a great Altbier from a great brewery. Hoppier than I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 01:29:04 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Reddish-amber in colour, with a nice, lasting white head and impressive lacing. It even looks better than some authentic German examples of this style.

S - Mostly toasted malt, with a hint of citrus, apples, and toffee.

T - Wow, it looks like the brewers at Dieu du Ciel had managed to make a fairly interesting German beer style even more interesting! This tastes toasty, with a pronounced bread and toffee taste, some light fruitiness, and a surprisingly solid hop bitterness. I'm also getting an almost ice-tea-like flavour (weird but pleasant). Unlike in the real German altbiers, here the bitterness is backed up by some slight grapefruit flavours.

M - Light-to-medium bodied. Low level of carbonation. Very smooth, almost creamy texture, despite the fairly strong bitterness. Not very sweet. No hint of alcohol.

O - This was a very pleasant surprise, as I was not expecting much from it (despite it being brewed by DDC). Certainly very sessionable! This beer isn't too crazy, not boring - just good!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 02:31:59 | More by NightINgale
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle obtained up in Montreal, still have many to go. Really love this label. Somehow my first review of an Altbier, awesome.

A- Pours a clear red-light brown hue into my skinny, tall pint glass. A massive off-white head forms and has a nice creamy, frothy texture. Retention is good and a bubbly cloud sticks around. Lace sticks a lot at the top and patches form down the glass.

S- Has an amber-brown ale hybrid type nose. I get nice notes of malt including nutty, toasty and caramel hints. Definite fruit in here as well. Just a bit faint.

T- Smooth yet flavorful. Malty and yeasty upfront to me with notes of raisin, nuts, spice (clove, pepper), toast, caramel and dark fruits. Slightly sweet. Slight bit of grassy and a tiny hint of citrus hops.

MF- Creamy and crisp light-end body. Carbonation is silky but a bit lower than I expected for the flavor. Finishes with a pretty sharp bitterness.

I am a fan of this. It drinks very easily and is very smooth but still brings a nice variety of flavor to the table. I gotta learn how to brew something like this because it might be a long time until I get more of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:31:59 | More by cbutova
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Suguarbowl in Edmonton. Poured from a bottle into a schooner. Nice to see an interesting style like this one!

A - slightly cloudy amber beer with a finger of tan head and really sticky lacing

S - grassy hops backed by caramel

T - nicely balanced with a grassy/tea leaf initial hops attack smoothed out by a nice caramel malt; the bitterness still endures with the malt to balance it out and sticks in the back of the throat. Also some nice spiciness in the finish

M - light body with moderate carbonation

D - easy drinking beer, but also still complex

Pretty solid Alt - nicely balanced with lots of character.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 23:00:51 | More by DoktorZee
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy brown with red hues. The tan head is medium large, creamy and stays for quite some time. Nice lacings.

S: Just like an Altbier should smell; fruity and a nice mix between malt (a bit dry, and far from too sweet) and hops. Some yeast.

T: Bitter hops, dry malt (only faint sweetness). Light spicy and yeasty. Kind of basic for the style, in a nice way.

M: Nice bitter aftertaste. Body as well as carbonation is medium. The liquid is dry and very smooth.

O: Nice, this is just as modest and nice as I like my Altbiers.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 17:33:32 | More by Sunnanek
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ADZA

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby red hue which leaves a two finger fluffy head and sporadic lacing,the smell is brandy,sweet caramel malts,fresh baked bread and raisins,the mouthfeel is light bodied and has tastes of raisins,sweet malts,sticky caramel,herbal hops and finished with a sweet bitter dryness and overall its a nice ALT but not my favourite cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 15:07:48 | More by ADZA
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark red with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows sweet caramel, toasty and nutty malt, soft earth and resinous hops and some golden syrup.
Flavours are also mainly malty, lots of toasty and nutty malt transfers through as well as some subtle caramel. Finishes with a bold bitterness, much drier than the aroma suggests.
Carbonation is a bit full-on.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 10:11:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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dgilks

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber colour with a hint of red. Big, fluffy light tan head with great head retention.

Fruity yeast notes with some toffee malts. Slightly citrussy, crisp, almost roasty aroma.

Big, bitter, somewhat tea-like flavour with some herbal hop flavour. Mild bitter toffee malts. Good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A nice, crisp malty, bitter ale. Plenty of flavour and a unique take on the altbier.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 08:31:07 | More by dgilks
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle.

Appearance - Brown body with garnet hues. Off white head with a bit of lace.

Smell - Earthy malts and some deep burnt caramel. Smells kinda like a doppelbock, but less chocolatey.

Taste - Nice malt flavor with a surprising hop flavor in front. Earthy malts, like the smell. Not sweet, which surprises me. It has a toffee flavor to it, though. The finish is slightly bitter and lightens the beer. Good mix of flavor.

Mouthfeel - The hops keep it light tasting. Good carbonation and a medium body that seems a bit lighter than it is, in a good way.

Overall - I've never had an altbier before, but it tastes pretty good. Flavorful. Gets the most out of the malt flavor without upping the ABV. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 22:22:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to freud, April 2011 bottle date. Thanks Fred!

Pours a reddish marroon, a dense and creamy dusty offwhite head sits atop. Fantastic retention and lacing. Nose holds a rich toffee malt, spice, some woody notes (tree bark?). More earthy notes with some subtle smoke. Taste has big wooden and earthy malt flavours, toffee notes, with some light spicing and grass in the finish. Light bitterness in the mouthfeel, but the earthy malts prevail and dominate lending some good full sweetness. Medium carbonation and easily drinkable. Very nice for the style, something I could easily revisit.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 17:27:43 | More by liamt07
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber-brown color w/ two-finger head that died slow and left lace down the glass on top of a somewhat hoppy, somewhat sweet and bready malt aroma. A smooth, somewhat creamy body that has a touch of spicy hops balanced w/ some minor sweet caramel and breadlike malts. A little dry and crisp in the backbite for a nice finish (also some high carbonation notes). An enjoyable and easy to drink beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 11:06:50 | More by clayrock81
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look (4/5) - a good example of the style. Pours an amber-colored brown (dark toffee). Clarity is very good. The head is creamy-colored, very large, and billowing. It falls (a bit quickly) with some really nice lacing.

Smell (4.5/5) - the smell is really complex and dominant on the malts. The malt balance is between some maillard flavors (dates) and some coffee-like tones. A bit more roasty then I'd expect not on style, but it works well.

Flavor (4.5/5) - the taste is very nicely balanced. The malts come first, and are very similar to the aroma: sweet fruity melanoidin masts and more bitter coffee malt. Some mildly earthy hop flavors, but the stronger was a bit more intense and balanced out the maltiness very nicely.

Feel (3.5/5) - medium-full body, with medium carbonation, a bit like a doppelbock. Velvety.

Drink (4/5) - sessionability is about like a bock, so not too high. But it was very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 19:51:16 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.